We use clear aligners to straighten teeth and teeth can be straightened, in as little as 3-4 months. Please give us a call to arrange a FREE consultation to assess how we could improve your smile.
We carry out root canal treatments, using the most current and advanced technologies and techniques. Please give the surgery a call to find out more
We use Boutique Whitening tooth bleaching and are able to achieve excellent results using this effective and reliable system
We carry out all forms of general dentistry such as dental Check ups, hygiene appointments, Restorations (filling), Crowns, Veneers and Bridges. Please give us a call to arrange an appointment.
St James Dental Surgery has been established as a dental practice for over 50 years and since 2006 has been exclusively private. Maurice Dadoun with 27 years of experience of general dental practice, provides very high quality dentistry, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The practice offers all forms of general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, such as composites (tooth coloured fillings), veneers, crowns, smile makeovers, teeth bleaching and teeth straightening with clear aligner treatments. If you are wheelchair dependant and/or are unable to climb stairs due to a disability please let us know at the time of booking your appointment, or, contact us in confidence if you have any questions. Click here to view contact information. Situated in the beautiful surroundings of Muswell Hill Broadway, the practice is well located and easily accessible. Unfortunately we do not currently have facilities for wheelchair access. We welcome all patients, especially very nervous patients. Children, whose parents belong to the practice are also welcome and are eligible for dental check ups free of charge. Maurice and the team, look forward to welcoming you to the practice. Click here to view your team.
Years of Experience
Dedicated Years Private Practice
Highly Experienced Dental Nurses
Extensive Dental Network
I have been coming to this dentist for around 5 years. This is the best dentist I’ve ever been to. Maurice is a lovely chap and very thorough. I would not go anywhere else.
Samar and Maurice were both fantastic throughout my Invisalign treatment. So friendly and professional throughout! Both were also quick at replying to any queries/questions via phone or email which was much appreciated. Thanks guys :)
I badly chipped my front tooth today and despite the fact that it was just past closing they all stayed to see me. A temporary repair was done to my tooth straight away - I am so grateful for such brilliant service.
Very happy with the service here. Maurice is super experienced, honest and friendly. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
Answers to the majority of the most commonly asked questions.
Many people do not see a dentist on a regular basis. They go only when they have a problem. The reason why it is so important to see the dentist regularly is that most dental problems do not have any symptoms until they reach the advanced stages of the disease process. A simple example is tooth decay, which can remain completely symptomless until it gets close to the nerve of the tooth. By that time, root canal treatment followed by a post, buildup, and crown are often necessary, instead of a filling which could have been placed several years earlier when the cavity was just beginning to form. Your dentist can usually detect a cavity 3-4 years before it develops any symptoms. This is why regular checkups are important – so why not schedule yours today?
You should have your teeth checked and cleaned at least twice a year, though your dentist may recommend more or less frequent visits. Regular dental exams and cleaning visits are essential in preventing dental problems and maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. At these visits, your teeth are cleaned and checked for cavities. Additionally, there are many other things that are checked and monitored to help detect, prevent, and maintain your dental health. These include: Medical history review: Knowing the status of any current medical conditions, new medications, and illnesses, gives us insight to your over all health and also your dental health. Medical history review: Knowing the status of any current medical conditions, new medications, and illnesses, gives us insight to your over all health and also your dental health. Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss.X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions. Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any sings of oral cancer. Gum disease evaluation: Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease. Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments. Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc. Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for sometime and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line, and can only be removed with special dental instruments. Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease! Teeth polishing: Removes stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during toothbrushing and scaling. Oral hygiene recommendations: Review and recommend oral hygiene aids as needed (electric dental toothbrushes, special cleaning aids, fluorides, rinses, etc.). Review dietary habits: Your eating habits play a very important role in your dental health. As you can see, a good dental exam and cleaning involves quite a lot more than just checking for cavities and polishing your teeth. We are committed to providing you with the best possible care, and to do so will require regular check-ups and cleanings.
You should floss to reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth. There are millions of these microscopic creatures feeding on food particles left on your teeth. These bacteria live in plaque which can be removed by flossing. Brushing your teeth gets rid of some of the bacteria in your mouth. Flossing gets rid of the bacteria your toothbrush can’t get to. That’s the bacteria hiding in the tiny spaces between your teeth. If you do not floss, you allow plaque to remain between your teeth. Eventually it hardens into tartar. Plaque can be removed by brushing. Only your dentist can remove tartar. Ask your dentist to show you the proper way to floss. You will both notice the difference at your next cleaning appointment.
You can certainly minimize the number of cavities you get. Always spend two to three minutes brushing your teeth. It takes that long to get rid of the bacteria which destroy tooth enamel. Do not brush too hard. It takes very little pressure to remove bacteria and plaque. Floss at least once a day. It is the only way to get bacteria from between your teeth. Watch the sugar you eat. There is sugar in sweets, fruits, crackers and crisps. These are the foods that the bacteria in your mouth like best. Be mindful of foods like raisins and peanut butter that stick to your teeth. They can provide a constant supply for the bacteria eating into your teeth. Most importantly remember its FREQUENCY of sugar consumption and not Quantity which is more important in the formation of dental cavities. Keep the frequency of sugar consumtion down to help reduce the chances of cavities. Chewing sugar-free gum after a meal can also help. Chewing stimulates the flow of saliva which acts as a natural plaque-fighting substance. Do not forget your regular dental visits. Good dental habits will go a long way toward a no-cavity visit.
Many diseases of the teeth and surrounding tissues cannot be seen when your dentist examines your mouth. An X-ray examination may reveal: small areas of decay between the teeth or below existing restorations (fillings) infections in the bone periodontal (gum) disease abscesses or cysts Finding and treating dental problems at an early stage can save time, money and often unnecessary discomfort. Dental radiographs can detect damage to oral structures not visible during a regular exam. The schedule for radiographs can vary with age, risk for disease or for evaluation of growth and development. There are many benefits to having dental radiographs taken. Any additional questions or concerns should be discussed with your dentist.
Specialist sensitive toothpastes, which contains strontium chloride or potassium nitrate are very effective in treating sensitive teeth. After a few weeks of use you may notice a decrease in sensitivity. Highly acidic foods such as oranges, grapefruits and lemons, as well as tea and fizzy drinks can increase tooth sensitivity, and work against any sensitivity toothpaste. If you do not get relief by brushing gently and using a desensitizing toothpaste, see your dentist. There are special filling materials that can be applied in the surgery to the roots of your tooth to reduce—if not eliminate—the sensitivity. High-fluoride containing home care products can also be recommended to help reduce tooth sensitivity. Ask the friendly staff at St James Dental Surgery for more information on sensitive teeth.
Periodontal disease is inflammation and infection of the gums and supporting bone structure, which if left untreated, can cause permanent jaw bone destruction and possible tooth loss. Untreated periodontal disease has been linked to increased risk for conditions such as heart disease, stroke, low birth weight babies and pre-term delivery, respiratory disease, and prostate cancer. An advanced stage of periodontal disease exhibits inflamed gums pulling away from your bone and teeth. Other signs of periodontal disease include: Bad breath Red or swollen gums Loose teeth or teeth that have moved Sensitive teeth Pus coming from around the teeth Pain on chewing Tender gums Bleeding gums Treatment of early periodontal disease can be performed in the surgery. However, advanced stages may require surgery. Periodontal disease can be prevented and treated successfully by seeing your dentist regularly and following recommended care plans.
If you’re feeling somewhat self-conscious about your teeth, or just want to improve your smile, cosmetic dental treatments may be the answer to a more beautiful, confident smile. Cosmetic dentistry has become very popular in the last several years, not only due the many advances in cosmetic dental procedures and materials available today, but also because patients are becoming more and more focused on improving their overall health. This includes dental prevention and having a healthier, whiter, more radiant smile. There are many cosmetic dental procedures available to improve your teeth and enhance your smile. Depending on your particular needs, cosmetic dental treatments can change your smile dramatically, from restoring a single tooth to having a full mouth make-over. Ask your dentist how you can improve the health and beauty of your smile with cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic Procedures: Teeth Whitening: Bleaching lightens teeth that have been stained or discolored by age, food, drink, and smoking. Teeth darkened as a result of injury or taking certain medications can also be bleached, but the effectiveness depends on the degree of staining present. Composite (tooth-colored) Fillings: Composite fillings are now widely used instead of amalgam (silver) fillings to repair teeth with cavities, and also to replace old defective fillings. Tooth-colored fillings are also used to repair chipped, broken, or discolored teeth. This type of filling is also very useful to fill in gaps and to protect sensitive, exposed root surfaces caused by gum recession. Porcelain Veneers: Veneers are thin custom-made, tooth-coloured shells that are bonded onto the fronts of teeth to create a beautiful individual smile. They can help restore or camouflage damaged, discoloured, poorly shaped, or misaligned teeth. Unlike crowns, veneers require minimal tooth structure to be removed from the surface of the tooth. Porcelain Crowns (caps): A crown is a tooth-coloured, custom-made covering that covers the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. Crowns protect and strengthen teeth that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. They are ideal for teeth that have large, fractured or broken fillings and also for those that are badly decayed, or teeth which have had root canal therapy. Dental Implants: Dental implants are commercially pure titanium “screws” that are surgically placed into the jaw to replace one or more missing teeth. Porcelain crowns, bridges, and dentures can be made specifically to fit and attach to implants, giving a patient a strong, stable, and durable solution to removable dental appliances. Orthodontics: Less visible and more effective brackets and wires are making straightening teeth with orthodontics much more appealing to adult patients. Also, in some cases, teeth may be straightened with custom-made, clear, removable aligners that require no braces. Thanks to the advances in modern dentistry, cosmetic treatments can make a difference in making your smile shine!
Meet the St James Dental Surgery team
We are a team of dentists, hygienists and receptionists who work together to ensure that you receive the best treatment that you require at a very time that suits you.
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*St James Dental Surgery Announcement*
We would like to inform you that due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are currently unable to work as normal, following the latest government guidelines.
This is not a decision that we have taken lightly, but we feel it is our responsibility to protect you, our valued patients, our team and our families.
We have taken the difficult decision to cancel all appointments for routine examinations, treatments and hygiene appointments.
Please do not arrive at the practice unannounced.
We will be maintaining a telephone service for now, for advice and booking emergency appointments.
Dental emergencies include:
We apologise for any inconvenience and will resume a normal service, once we have been advised that it is safe to do so.
If your appointment needs to be postponed, one of the team will be in touch.
Thank you for all your support during these uncertain times.
Stay safe, keep well and we look forward to seeing you all soon.
Best Wishes from the team at St James Dental Surgery